Sir, why cursorily mystify the subject with examples of camel, goat and residual milk. Since, it begs some acute vision on the subject especially for people like Br. Sidqi. Simply raising our hand for Dua or its equivalence, our wishful thinking cannot alter Allah’s physical rule if we do not play by the rule.
On the contrary in a more proven way it is the command of ‘what-to-do’ and ‘how-to-do’ can fulfill our desire, with or even without making Dua. Simply looking at Chinese how they create CPEC or Thunder for Pakistan without Chinese Dua. Nations that achieve, they achieve by creating necessary means of self-analysis, self-direction, mastering mind, education, technology, organized planning, resource mobilization, honesty, discipline etc, all per Quranic rules.
Some years back I saw news picture showing top PIA officials offering Dum and Dua by slaughtering some odd number black goats right on the runway near the plane with a wish that their airlines fly high and high in sky. But now they are forced to close some long haul routes simply because goat mind-set cannot fly if not in harmony with aerodynamic rule and its business acumen. The Quranic rules of right thinking and right acting always have existed, and always will be denied to those who do not harmonize with it. Its assurance keeps pace only with right sense and nothing else, not even with Dua Darood.
It is often rationalized for the right or vain reason that making Dua produces good effect on mind of those who pray and disposes mind in such a way that the thing prayed for is granted. Probably for the same reason an intelligent but Moulvi mind advised me to keep making Dua for everything in life. If God fulfils demand, there you are. If not, Dua is not waste but accumulates for later rewards in the hereafter. I admire this Moulvi for telling me the absolute outcome if I perform Dua; tail I win, head he loses!
Please radiate your vision further so we get corrected here.